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Aug 16, 2009 11:00am EDT
of everybody she points out deer tracks, a single red leaf tucker rating of the summer ground, a blue jay feather that has drifted down she runs her hand over the trunk of an oak and glances up at this guy and comments. this woman is one with the mountain and they know and respect each other in is a parent to not only the way may talks about the mountain but the way she moves up with grace and ease stepping lightly to disturb the least amount of perth possible. even though she also says i cannot get appear as fast as i use to which is hard to believe she is a woman who is used to being in motion a medical professional a fiddler and activist record she moves with the determination her arms, her legs intent on the purpose and her feet on a mission. today she is under way to the high rock, her favorite place in the world and although she wants to take her time and enjoy the walk of she is eager to reached the ridge where she will encounter a natural castle of barack case eaker world that only the inhabitants of this holler know they have been frequenting since the early 1800's. the nation is
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2009 6:00pm EDT
were trapped up in the mountains. so recent tucker and a number of other men organized this first relief party that headed up in the mountains at great risk to themselves to try to rescue folks. there were a series of rescue expeditions and just skipping forward in time a little bit in mid-april of 1847, the last of those four rescue expeditions reached what we now call donner lake expecting to find george and hampson donner and lawrence alive. instead they only found lewis sitting next to a pan of fresh brains and livers with the donner party -- with the donner's gold hidden in his clothing. he had apparently murdered tampson or george donner for their money and also in order to cannibalize their bodies. in the end of the 87 people who came out of the mountains as official members of the donner party, 47 had died. a few had been cannibalized. fewer than a dozen actually. and that's basically the outline of the story. there are a couple of interesting side notes i wanted to mention. one this business about how women outsurvived men. as i say the book is full of these sides into va
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